27 September 2020
The Diada de Sant Jordi is these days dominated by the Catalan tradition of exchanging books for roses but the origins of the festival are rooted in the Saint George legend
A frequent sojourner to the Islands, Bessie Beckett wrote insightful observations of their life and traditions
The writer takes a look at where Orwell did and did not get it right
Where are you originally from and where do you live now?I'm English, originally from the Surrey/Sussex area, though I lived in several other countries during a large part of my youth. Following a few years...
Not without some interesting observations of the US lifestyle, Matthew Quicks' The Good Luck of Right Now does not live up to his earlier offering, The Silver Linings Playbook
A mystic and poetic portrayal of the grape harvest in the town of Salses, in northern Catalonia
Eduardo Mendoza presents us with Spain seen through the eyes of An
Englishman in Madrid as happenstance carries the protagonist on an unplanned journey into unknown terrain
A wealthy American socialite travels incognito with the Infanta of Spain, brushing shoulders with the peasantry
A diary from nearly a century ago about the life of a student from Palafrugell does not sound very appealing. Yet this is Josep Pla's masterpiece, one of the best-loved books in Catalan literature
A prolific travel writer fascinated by all things exotic, waxes poetic about the delights of Elx.
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